Shortly after midnight in Seattle in June, cars passed the street where Danielle Meehan kneeled with an unconscious girl lying on a cot. Aubreanna Inda had been hit by a flash-bang grenade in her chest, and she’d lost her pulse several times.
A registered nurse, Meehan had been volunteering as a medic at protests in Seattle since May 30, following George Floyd’s murder. Meehan and her team of medics had shifted Inda to a “safe location” five blocks away from the protest zone; they evacuated her after police launched flash-bang grenades on the crowd of protestors.
When Meehan asked for…
“I don’t ever network,” 28-year-old criminal defense attorney Nicole Fegan tells me on the phone, a sentiment that resonates. An attorney myself, I’ve always found “networking” unnatural and uncomfortable, particularly when other lawyers are involved, most of whom are conservative white men — not my ideal audience. But Fegan is changing the game, providing hope where not much existed before, particularly not in law, and especially not in this column.
A few weeks ago, I was at drinks with friends when we got a text about an open shooter at Trader Joe’s just down the street. Gathering around a propped iPhone screen, we watched updates as they rolled in on Twitter. It was a hostage situation. Videos appeared of police rescuing children from parked cars and people climbing out of the store’s windows. Eventually, we heard an innocent women was killed.
The vague way in which the Tweet was worded made it clear to me, a criminal defense lawyer, that this woman was shot dead by the police.
Let’s get one thing clear right off the bat: Ken Starr is not in favor of impeachment. He believes strongly that Donald Trump has “a rule of law obligation to cooperate with the investigation” that got underway Thursday. He just doesn’t want us to clamor for impeachment when a congressional investigation will do.
“I’m all in favor of oversight,” he told me while he was visiting Berkeley Law School in California. “This hearing could have happened without any sort of reference to impeachment.”
President Trump is now facing a House impeachment inquiry over statements revealed by an intelligence agency whistleblower. But it’s hardly the first time his respect for the law has been questioned — including by former senior administration officials.
Those who say Trump told them to do things that break the law or wanted policies undertaken that are illegal include former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, former White House counsel Don McGahn, and even Native American tribal leaders who met the president on routine visits to the White House.
According to former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, this is typical Trump…
My name is Carrie Goldberg and I’m a victims’ rights lawyer. Some people call me a “passionate advocate” or a “social justice warrior.” I’d rather be called a ruthless motherfucker. I operate my firm, C.A. Goldberg, PLLC, with one fundamental rule: if one of my clients has been harmed, somebody must pay. It’s as simple as that.
My clients — I represent everyone from successful businesspeople to struggling students — have endured unimaginable offenses. One of my first clients was a 17‐year‐old girl coerced into performing sex acts by a man she’d met online. Another client was being impersonated online…
A phrase I’d like to retire forever: “guilty pleasure.”
I’ve watched every single episode of all 11 seasons of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, many up to 20 times (see e.g., “Kris The Cheerleader” [Season 2, Ep. 4], “Free Khloe” [Season 3, Ep. 1], “Blame it on The Alcohol” [Season 4, Ep. 10]). I have zero guilt about this. And I’m guilty all the time. Guilty about how I treat my loved ones. Guilty about the number of chemical substances I need in my body at all times to feel normal. Guilty about draining the earth’s resources while providing nothing…
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